Natera is currently seeking a licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientist I to analyze clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures. Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.
Verify the proper specimen being analyzed and perform tests that need to be completed
Analyze clinical laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures in an efficient manner with little to no errors
Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of methods performed in the lab
Follows GLP (good laboratory practice): maintain clean and organized work space
Completes training and other deadlines on time.
Go-to person when lead/supervisor is not available
Train on specialized instructions for instruments/protocols (super users)
Recognizes and escalates equipment malfunctions; troubleshoots common errors
Recognizes, documents, and escalates protocol deviations in lab to lead/supervisor
Participates in the updating of departmental standard operating procedures and database to accurately reflect the current practices.
Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency requirements through proper documentation
Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data (if applicable)
Maintains equipment and instruments in good operating condition
Communicates with team and other departments (including via e-mail)
Provides feedback on day-to-day schedule and tasks to lead/supervisor; offers suggestions/ideas for improvement
Assists teammates in completing daily tasks
Conducts himself/herself in a professional manner; acts as a role model/mentor to others
Adheres to Departmental Expectations
This role works with PHI on a regular basis both in paper and electronic form and have an access to various technologies to access PHI (paper and electronic) in order to perform the job
Employee must complete training relating to HIPAA/PHI privacy, General Policies and Procedure Compliance training and security training as soon as possible but not later than the first 30 days of hire.
Must maintain a current status on Natera training requirements.
Employee must pass post offer criminal background check.
Performs other duties as assigned.
1-2 years of experience as a Medical Technologist or equivalent in a clinical laboratory environment.
BS/BA degree (or equivalent) in Medical Technology, Biological Sciences, or related field
Current California CLS license or CGMBS license required (Clinical Genetics Molecular Biology Scientist)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal, communication, computer, troubleshooting, and pipetting skills.
Experience in Molecular Biology.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Word processing and data management skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Duties typically performed in BSL-2 lab
Standing or sitting for long periods of time may be necessary
Duties may require working weekends and overtime
Driven by the passion for elevating the science and utility of genetic testing, Natera is committed to helping families identify and manage genetic diseases. Natera is a rapidly-growing diagnostics company with proprietary bioinformatics and molecular technology for analyzing DNA. Our complex technology has been proven clinically and commercially in the prenatal testing space and we are actively researching its applications in the liquid biopsy space for developing products with oncology applications.
The Natera team consists of highly dedicated statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists, business professionals, software engineers and many other professionals from world-class institutions, who care deeply for our work and each other. When you join Natera, you'll work hard and grow quickly. Working alongside the elite of the industry, you'll be stretched and challenged, and take pride in being part of a company that is changing the landscape of genetic disease management.
WHAT WE OFFER
Competitive Benefits. Healthy catered lunches, Premium snacks and beverages, Onsite gym with cardio and weight-training equipment, Game room with satellite TV, Onsite dry cleaning and alteration service with pick-up and delivery, Employee-organized sport leagues, Happy hours and BBQs, Generous Employee Referral program.
For more information, visit www.natera.com.
Natera is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.